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   Chapter 175 THE CONTRACT.

Poems by Emily Dickinson, Three Series, Complete By Emily Dickinson Characters: 495

Updated: 2017-12-01 00:03


I gave myself to him,

And took himself for pay.

The solemn contract of a life

Was ratified this way.

The wealth might disappoint,

Myself a poorer prove

Than this great purchaser suspect,

The daily own of Love

Depreciate the

vision;

But, till the merchant buy,

Still fable, in the isles of spice,

The subtle cargoes lie.

At least, 't is mutual risk, -

Some found it mutual gain;

Sweet debt of Life, - each night to owe,

Insolvent, every noon.

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